UWP supports new gov’t presidential nominee but …

Opposition Leader Hector John
Opposition Leader Hector John

Opposition leader, Hector John, has made it clear that the United Workers Party (UWP) will support the government’s new nominee for president, Jennifer Wallace Lafond, on the condition that she meets Constitutional requirements.

He told local radio station Q95 on Thursday morning that the opposition party made known its position on the matter in a letter to prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, on Wednesday evening.

“We are minded to support your nominee for president providing that she meets the qualifying criteria as outlined in the Constitution,” John said in reading the letter sent to Skerrit. “Further, in this regard, we request that you furnish us with a copy of her resume and arrange a meeting between the nominee and the leader of the opposition at the office of the leader of the opposition in order to facilitate early completion of the consultation process.”

He said if the party is not satisfied or something is not right then it will meet again to make necessary adjustments and decision to move forward, even naming its own nominee.

John noted that the Constitution made it clear that the prime minister and the leader of the opposition must consult on a joint nominee for president and if an agreement is not reached, then an announcement is made in parliament that both sides did not agree and “then the 14-day period kicks in.”

During that period, John said, the prime minister, the leader of the opposition and even three parliamentarians can present nominees.

Parliament is expected to meet on Thursday morning.

The government presented its new nominee for president after Alix Boyd-Knights withdrew her nomination because of, according to Skerrit, fear for the safety of her family.

Boyd-Knights’ nomination was greeted with severe criticism by many in Dominica.

Meanwhile leader of the UWP, Lennox Linton, has announced a meeting, originally scheduled for 5:00 pm near the state house on Friday to protest the nomination of Boyd-Knights, has been moved to Lagon.

The meeting , now scheduled for 7:00 pm, will, according to Linton,  put into perspective events of the week.

“It is a very happy time for Dominica, something that  we can mark as a victory for ‘together we will,'” he said.

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111 Comments

  1. SenJoe Campus
    September 13, 2013

    Hector do not have a choice but to support Ms Wallace,,,, do you remember Demerit??? and may I ask for Mr Linton’s resume souplay please !!!!

  2. Say Say
    September 12, 2013

    Everybody talking bout CHANGE MUST COME. When are we going to get REAL politicians in the UWP. When are they going to nominate their own people for PRESIDENT. It’s either they agree with or not with what they throw at them. Wake up people they are like sheep have gone astray.BABABbbbbaaaaaa.

    • Jeezzz
      September 13, 2013

      Stop playing politics. Everyone who gets a job is suppose to do so if they meet the requirements that allows them to get that job. In the Dominica constitution there are requirements for this post as president. The UWP is not in opposition to Mrs. Lafond appointment. You guys must stop trying to divide the people. They are simply saying that if she indeed meets the requirements as listed in the constitution then they will support her fully. Jeezzz

  3. Jaime Lewis
    September 12, 2013

    If the UWP can find nothing constitutionally wrong with Ms. Wallace Lafond as the nominee, they should just move on and join the Prime Minister on this one. Ms. Lafond’s qualifications speak for themselves. Can you even count the number of CHS, Grammar School, St. Joseph Campus, and Goodwill JH students’ lives she has touched? Hallmark couldn’t produce enough thank you cards.

    Don’t waste time fighting with the PM. You have too many bigger battles ahead of you. Where are you with preparing for the next election? Work with the Freedom Party so you can build a true opposition in the House. There’s too much work to be done to be engaging in foolishness. In the meantime, the PM is miles ahead of the UWP.

    • Anonymous
      September 13, 2013

      well said.

    • Jeezzz
      September 13, 2013

      Stop playing politics. Everyone who gets a job is suppose to do so if they meet the requirements that allows them to get that job. In the Dominica constitution there are requirements for this post as president. The UWP is not in opposition to Mrs. Lafond appointment. You guys must stop trying to divide the people. They are simply saying that if she indeed meets the requirements as listed in the constitution then they will support her fully. Jeezzz

  4. September 12, 2013

    I know her personally, and she deserve it :wink:

  5. aa
    September 12, 2013

    What is the job of the president? Do we need one, and why?

  6. Words
    September 12, 2013

    All the man said is “United Workers Party (UWP) will support the government’s new nominee for president, Jennifer Wallace Lafond, on the condition that she meets Constitutional requirements.”… hmm, allu always making trouble for petty things, the things allu want to make trouble for allu not making it. I will say it AGAIN, no matter who it is, we want a change in the current administration. Ya’ll keep saying Lennox not qualified. Allu forget two of our prime minister had to die before we got the one we had there. Was he qualified? he is qualified now because he have that to put under his CV, “Prime minister of Dominica for rhe past X amount of years”. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Lennox wont run the country alne, remember all administrators have advicors. Allu think is Skerrit that really running the country, all alone, hahaha, ya’ll must be joking! Get a grip my fellow Dominicans, be real. We need achange. Forget about party and policitics, admit it, things could be better, just admit it. No matter what, we must hustle but if things were a lil lighter or easier, we could relax more. CHANGE is a MUST!!

    • Anonymous
      September 13, 2013

      That is why we still do not have a president nominee because they have not yet decided if she meets their requirements or not.

  7. September 12, 2013

    well poised lady. always felt nice when you came to supervise d my class. always warm and friendly. thanks for your help as permanent sec. congratulations as president.

  8. DANZIGER
    September 12, 2013

    Miss Wallace was my teacher long ago, I wish you all the best cuz I kw you will hit the nail on its head, good luck Madame Wallace.

  9. Woy, Woy
    September 12, 2013

    Here is a Leader of Opposition, a PM in waiting according to our constitution, a shadow PM who cannot command a respectable position in the executive of his party. He has been unceremoniously relegated to the position of Vice President of the party. What “Majji” is that? What is the function of a Vice President of an opposition party? Now he is asking for a meeting with the nominee to be held at his party’s office. No doubt he will have around him those who orchestrated his excile to this almost non-existing position. The world knows Hector John did not ask fo that meeting. His handlers have so demanded so that they will find an excuse to withdraw their support of the lady.

    Hector must know that the only reason he is still the Leader of the Opposition is becuase the UWP does not want to anger the people of Salisbury. That is the only reason. And the only reason too why Isidore is still a senator is because the UWP fear the wrath of it supporters in Mahaut. Hector must now behave like the person with the real power – the constitutional mandate to weild political power. Challenge Eddy and Prevost to withdraw their support, if they are man enough. But we know who the puppet master is in thios regard.Unfortunately, Hector is only interested in the little opportunity for his name to be called as the one who is consulting with the PM.

    • Irma Francois
      September 12, 2013

      he should move over to the real party who would appreciate him they are using him like a puppet he is elected yet they take a nobody over him shame shame

    • Anonymous
      September 13, 2013

      In the end if things work the uwp way they will convienently push people like hector aside from leadership roles in the party.

  10. FREEDOM OF SPEECH
    September 12, 2013

    congratulations Mrs Lafond you gonna make women proud in Dominica and the Caribbean by extention……. ITS WOMAN TIME.

  11. Pumkin
    September 12, 2013

    Lenny my boy, just show them your qualifications. We at UWP know you will be excellent. Just let them shut up. We know you are not boastful about such things. SMh, UWP In and allu Out, wif lenny we winning

  12. jakie
    September 12, 2013

    We not afraid for lenny, our boy. He hav his degree too. Wen the time is right we will broadcst it for all of DOminica! Ma. Wallace show us urs

  13. Iphne
    September 12, 2013

    Linton yes your qualifications next! Lets go Linton for PM. We not afraid. he have his degree too, he just as qualified, just hear him speak.

  14. Anonymos Joe
    September 12, 2013

    Mr. Linton your qualifications too pleaseee

  15. Anonymos
    September 12, 2013

    I agree to ask for her qualification after all she might be president and we the people need to know. THEREFORE, Mr. John or Mr. Linton or whoever, please submit to us ( via DNO is ok) the qualifications of Mr. Linton, because after all he might just be the next PRIME Minister of DOminica. Thanks, I dont think this is being unreasonable

  16. SENJOECAMPUS
    September 12, 2013

    My Principal is the best choice for the JOB…….wonderful lady.

  17. Lougaoo Mem
    September 12, 2013

    No one has said they disagree with the proposed nominee. So, let us all be calm and let the process, in accordance with the Constitution takes its course.

    Don’t know why some of our people on both sides of the isle continue to create waves, and deepen a pointless enmity over the process.

    No wonder the late Rodney King once asked, “Can We All Just Get Along?” There’s much to be done by you people, be you DLP, UWP DFP or Independent. Your brand of politics has become a cancer that’s killing the good old way of life we all once knew in Dominica. That’s a shame eh!

  18. Morihei Ueshiba
    September 12, 2013

    What beef skerrit have with Eluid Williams? :wink:

    • an observer
      September 13, 2013

      he has no beef with Mr. Eluid Williams, but surprise that you would ask when he was an illegal President so what you want him for now. He was not good when he was nominated and he is good now? Just ask yourself the question. He did an honourable thing by not accepting after all that was said about him, his family, where he came from and so on and on.

  19. Shameless
    September 12, 2013

    Hmmmm…I see all the red ants finally made it to DNO and trying a bombardment ting…. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:. Tony posted ABK resume so why cant he post Mrs. Lafond’s. Nothing wrong with that ! Everyone must still remember that”Change Must Come” and that, massive, dignified change is being led by Dca’s most famous high school drop out. Who would have thought? But the same people who are critizing him are moo-moo on their comrade Mr. Mudaro in Venezuela who was a bus driver before taking over the presidency.

    Congrats to Mrs. Lafond and avoid the politics.
    Assertive, NOT at All Aggressive!

    • an observer
      September 13, 2013

      ABK resume was posted and you all still had a lot to say about it, so why ask for Lafond’s own now. Even if it is in black and red some will still have a problem with it, because is not UWP that nominate her. Had it been UWP who nominated Mrs. Lafond, they would not ask for resume. Up till now they don’t have a candidate or UWP just afraid of getting the same reaction that they gave to ABK, of their nominee?

    • I DIE NU
      September 13, 2013

      We in DA not Venezuela.Let Venezuelans speak for themselves.

    • ME
      September 13, 2013

      We doh want change,,, Dollars bills !!!!! ki change sar!!!

  20. IfromDominica
    September 12, 2013

    All I can say is wow. Hector back in the day we knew her as Miss Wallace St. Joe campus proud!! One thing I know about Ma Wallace- Lafond she doesn’t put water in her mouth to talk. She is a true lady and in true lady like fashion she will not take nobody sot tay. Well deserved my beloved Principal hats off to you on your nomination. Sa pa Speaker of d house nuh. Sa say on Bon madam tou Bon ma.

    • D for dunce.
      September 12, 2013

      Low standards we promoting to our children………..
      At least Alex was bright.

      • sisserou
        September 12, 2013

        Really. Do you even know who Jennifer Wallace-Lafond is?

  21. Anonymous
    September 12, 2013

    congrats my principal very good choice wishing u all the very best.

  22. Roy Williams
    September 12, 2013

    I heard Tony tying to ridicule Mr. Linton because the opposition has requested a resume from Mrs Lafond. They have been asking Mr. Linton as UWP boss to present a resume, now the opposition is requesting a resume from Mrs. Lafond they have a headache. When Mr. John talks about constitutional requirements ,I reckon he must be referring to the allegation that Mrs. Lafond is a resident of the United States, if true, she cannot reside out of the U.S for one year or could loose her residency.

    • Views Expressed
      September 12, 2013

      Please ignore Tony Astaphan he is an Astaphan and will always be…….please ignore him, he is irrelevant.
      We need this corrupt government to play by the rules and ensure that due diligence is carried out. Is this too hard too hard to ask for.

      Good luck Lennox Linton and UWP and the people of Dominica. Now, the next moves…..Friday night celebratory meeting,,,,,…kick Skerro and Labour out……new government under, UWP under Lennox Linton

    • Woy, Woy
      September 12, 2013

      Will Lennox now publish his CV. He has refused to do so. His supporters have all agreed with him. They are now asking for the CV of the Presidential nominee. what strange bed fellows partisan politics make us to be.

      • Asterix
        September 12, 2013

        @Woy, Woy: Although we live in an English speaking country it is apparent that the language is beyond the comprehension of people like you. For your enlightenment I will quote the relevant part of the opposition leader’s comments“We are minded to support your nominee for president providing that she meets the qualifying criteria as outlined in the Constitution,” The qualifying criteria spoken of is in keeping with the constitution and has absolutely nothing to do with a CV. No one has questioned the academic qualifications of the new nominee yet you guys always try to spin things with your politically biased and warped minds with perpetuating untruths and innuendos.

      • Roy Williams
        September 12, 2013

        Here is Mr. Lennox Linton’s CV, the most intelligent politician in Dominica today. Man of the year 2012. Because of his investigative skills, he had a dimpled face man having to repay the treasury of Dominica approximately $500,000. The man who has the Prime Minister running scared of a national debate. The man who exposed the true owner of the villas in Savanne Paix. The man responsible for exposing the famous Bin Boreball and Fertiizer Boreball. The man who has become such a senation that for two consecutive months his name was mentioned no less then twenty times per program on a particular Radio Station in Dominica. His most Honorable next Prime Minister of the beautiful Island of Dominica, Mr. Lennox Linton from the village of Marigot.

      • eh beh
        September 12, 2013

        In Response to Roy – a good investigative reporter DOES NOT a good PM make.

        I just know – you guys will eat your words..if he wins. that’s a disaster in the making.

        I’m saying that NIETHER man is fit

      • Jeezzz
        September 13, 2013

        Stop playing politics. Everyone who gets a job is suppose to do so if they meet the requirements that allows them to get that job. In the Dominica constitution there are requirements for this post as president. The UWP is not in opposition to Mrs. Lafond appointment. You guys must stop trying to divide the people. They are simply saying that if she indeed meets the requirements as listed in the constitution then they will support her fully. Jeezzz

  23. Hmmmmm
    September 12, 2013

    Good response by Mr. John. He said they are minded to support her. meaning they have no problem with her. But with any job you go for they must do their background checks and due diligence to make sure everything is ok according to the requirements of the constitution.

    What’s the big deal with that. Not really sure how to please some people.

    • Anonymous
      September 13, 2013

      OK, so we waiting until such time that they decide if she qualify or not.

  24. SkerritDoThat
    September 12, 2013

    What happen to Eluid? Hold strong Kondwani :cry:

    • Ferbreze
      September 12, 2013

      What happen to Eluid? Hold strong Kondwani :cry:

  25. eh beh look it
    September 12, 2013

    Requirements needed to meet a “title” which generally requires lil or no involvement. Yet, to run a country which requires such a vast need for education and exerience, especially in this modern world and changing times; we do not value requirements and a sound background with the necessary qualificatiosn to go with the skills.

    IF we are to move forward, we need people at the helm who can not only stand up locally, but can go internationally and shine on the stage.

    we shouldn’t have noone who cannot be put in a situation to logically address issues. I think we need someone who is highly educated and not only understands politics, but economics and social policies of the emerging world.

    we need to think big and think ahead.

    Dominicans are too shoo too flam and in the moment.

    Neither of these men are FIT to represent my interest as a Dominican, and I cringe at imagining them making an impact not only locally or regioanlly.

    NONE has what it takes to lead Dominica forward

    Not Skerritt and definitely NOT Lennox

  26. Putting it right
    September 12, 2013

    Mr. Hector John, you must think for YOURSELF and not let anyone tell you what to do. Yes, you can be open to advice and direction, but you MUST have a mind of your own to sift things through.

    The Constitution provides that “The Prime Minister shall consult with the Leader of the Opposition as to their joint nomination of a suitable candidate for election as President”.
    If they agree, then the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition submit a letter under their joint signatures to the Speaker who then informs the House and declares the person duly elected without putting it to a vote.

    There is no mention of providing resume and arranging meeting with the candidate.

    You must acquaint yourself with the provisions of the Constitution so that WHEN your so-called leader tells you to do something, you can stand up like a man and argue your point.

    That is why they by-pass you. Instead of spending all your time on facebook and twitter, educate yourself

    • Jeezzz
      September 13, 2013

      Stop playing politics. Everyone who gets a job is suppose to do so if they meet the requirements that allows them to get that job. In the Dominica constitution there are requirements for this post as president. The UWP is not in opposition to Mrs. Lafond appointment. You guys must stop trying to divide the people. They are simply saying that if she indeed meets the requirements as listed in the constitution then they will support her fully. Jeezzz

  27. true dominican
    September 12, 2013

    Congratulations Mrs. Lafond. My past principal. Well deserved.

  28. PSALM 23
    September 12, 2013

    i am of the view that hector John and the uwp is acting to childless and continues to demonstrate their in ability to govern this God Bless Nation.

    the idea of arranging meeting with Mrs. Lafond is not spelt out in the constitution. it only requires that you agree with the nominee or not.

    that delay tactic of arranging meeting and want copy of CV is unwarranted. you Mr. John has stated that she taught you at school, and therefore u of all should know the caliber of Mrs. Lafond.

    you call for CV is not off your doing but your leader who for now, does not have a say in the business of the Parliament.

    so as leader of the opposition which you hold for now, stand your ground and support the move and stop fooling around with that intention to support.

    • Mie
      September 15, 2013

      The leadership of uwp have no respect for hector john

  29. joe mann
    September 12, 2013

    question what is the problem with eluid willams? he was the best man for the job one year ago why he did not find favor with the pm now?

    congratulations mrs lafond.

    • janaer
      September 12, 2013

      Mr. Williams did not want to continue. HE was just faciliating Dr. Liverpool

    • POSITIVE
      September 12, 2013

      mr. will was just caring the term for mr. leverpool who is ill. mr. williams have his own oersonal issues as well. what again

      • Words
        September 12, 2013

        that is no excuse for him not to continue or not be able to be elected. poor excuse.

    • Huh?
      September 12, 2013

      Eddie said he had problems with him. Make up all you mind what all you want. His presidency is in court now, you forget?

  30. Ti Buoy
    September 12, 2013

    There is no but or if or maybe with this choice. Excellent choice.

  31. D/can to de Bone(F
    September 12, 2013

    The above said it all..

    • D/can to de Bone(F
      September 12, 2013

      The lady is well qualified. true Dominican

  32. question
    September 12, 2013

    Who really is the UWP leader? Hector john or Lennox Linton? I’m confused.

    • Bogoroy
      September 12, 2013

      Both! And Eddison James and Norris Prevost too.

      • Roy Williams
        September 13, 2013

        The United Workers Party has twenty one leaders.

    • WHO VEX VEX
      September 12, 2013

      I think linton is leader of uwp and hector is leader of the opposition which makes no sense to me but this is how i hear it

    • Clinb we Climbing
      September 12, 2013

      Mr. Linton is the leader of the party where as Hon. John is the parliamentry leader of the opposition. Mr. Linton is not a member of parliament at this time. I hope this clears your concern.

    • September 12, 2013

      Hector John is the opposition leader where as Lenox Linton is UWP’s Leader.

    • Hmmmmm
      September 12, 2013

      Educate yourself> Hector John is an elected member of Paliarment and therefore the leader of the opposition. Linton is the leader of the United Workers party and if after the next election he is elected by the people he will be leader of the opposition.

    • C'est Moi
      September 12, 2013

      So am I!

    • Anonymous
      September 12, 2013

      Is there really a leader within UWP? All they do is complain. There is too much drama within the party.

      • September 12, 2013

        do you have children where you have to teach them and you have to grow them good thats how the consitution have to follow you talking about complain

    • toni
      September 12, 2013

      I asking the same question

    • ?????
      September 12, 2013

      Dont you understand the difference between Opposition Leader and Political Leader? Sheesh, go back to school.

    • Irma Francois
      September 12, 2013

      the real leader is eddie

  33. Faceup
    September 12, 2013

    At least Mr Skerrit, you have done one good deed before you get PUT OUT by Mr Lennox Linton our new leader and the people of Dominica by nominating this wonderful lady Mrs Lafond.. LABOUR MUST GO !

    • Dominican
      September 12, 2013

      which new leader? keep on dreaming until reality strikes. UWP will continue to stay in the yard like fowls. Labour there to stay

    • trolol
      September 12, 2013

      Don’t call skerrit name in yo dirty mouth!!:evil:

    • Anonymous
      September 12, 2013

      Stop dreaming boss??? A lot of you blues are going to have to get space at the mad house after elections if you keep this up!!!

    • Irma Francois
      September 12, 2013

      are you people sick why in god’s name would you put a man who have nothing to offer dominica but grief ‘shut the front door’ what is he going to do when things get to hot go on the radio and start scandalizing people and I will tell you something you all will turn against him again I say he has nothing to offer dominicans but grief and shame

  34. lindie
    September 12, 2013

    let us bet they going to find a problem with the lady

    • Jah Kal
      September 12, 2013

      Their northing wrong with the lady their laws that govern a country so u have to go by it for ur sake get a copy of the constitution and educate urself.

      • an observer
        September 13, 2013

        What law, uwp law? in all my years first time I have heard of the opposition meeting with the nominee to make a decision whether to agree or not? Mr. john said we have no problem with Mrs Lafond, but we want to have a special meeting with her? You mean if she doesn’t do as she is ask of them, then they will say we with draw our support? Give me a break.

  35. lipbalm
    September 12, 2013

    Hector John what is Lennox Lintons’ qualifications as an aspiring Prime Minister. We want to know.

    • Pass by
      September 12, 2013

      WHat was skerrit qualification before he entered politics? He was my school teacher, then a minister, then the PM. Also what was Pierre Charles’ qualifications. He was a teacher, then a minister then the PM. I guess Lennox was a Journalist, then a Manager of Logistics and a Journalist, then a Manager of a Radio Station… SO I guess he too can be PM

    • Anonymous
      September 12, 2013

      When the CONSTITUTION sets a criteria for Prime Minister you will know.

    • ....
      September 12, 2013

      When the CONSTITUTION sets a criteria for Prime Minister you will know.

    • Views Expressed
      September 12, 2013

      Lipbalm,….what is the qualification of Charles Savarin. Has he got a degree, a certificate? Has he been to or attended any college, or university, If you know please let us know.
      Lennox is qualified and has a very good track record. I trust him with the economy, with developmental growth….will protect states funds, will have a great team with him.
      What are you and the labourites scared of…when in the same labour camp ministers are not qualified.
      Lennox Linton is ably qualified to run this country, we welcome him as Prime Minister.

    • September 12, 2013

      Skerrit and Co, swimming in degrees, and all kind of masters of this and masters of that and yet stil, they have FAILED MISERABLE, so it cant get worst than that, now Dominica has hit rockbottom, so it could only go up :-D
      All we need is politians that will maybe put the country and its people first.

      • Mie
        September 13, 2013

        No, they have not failed. This is all part of the uwp propaganda and the foolish ones are believing it.

  36. DC
    September 12, 2013

    The UWP team really consists of jokers and dividers. You are asking for the qualifications of Mrs. Lafond, however, you did not give your supporters a chance to choose their leader, it was forced upon them. Have you presented your supporters with the qualifications of Mr. Linton? I forgot, your party is lacking, don’t do it but let me do it. Hahaha. Look Jokes.

    • DC
      September 12, 2013

      Please do not tell me he can speak and pass on messages clearly or that he is honest and has integrity. We are not interested in talk, we need action, not the kind that won ‘t elevate us as a people.

    • Papa Dom
      September 12, 2013

      But Who asked for qualifications nor? The delegates decided who they wanted as leader, what more do you want? Will the general membership of the Labour Party be making a decision as to whether they wan skerritt to continue as leader of their party? Seeing they didn’t have a choice in the first place.

      • POSITIVE
        September 12, 2013

        that was the choice of the labour party

      • Stupesssssssssss
        September 12, 2013

        Exactly…so leave UWP nominee alone.

    • Smarter Than You
      September 12, 2013

      your are not stupid but very ignorant. delegates choose political leaders. who chose Skerrit as leader on the DLP and PM after Pierre Charles died?
      care to respond?

    • Hmmmmm
      September 12, 2013

      But since when in any party, ni Labour, ni Workers , ni Freedom people choose on resume. Be real people. Elections is always about the people’s choice thats why they can vote Pappy if they want. Smh

    • youth Leader
      September 12, 2013

      Hello DC, it looks like your not aware of how the leadership was chosen by the UWP. The People are the ones who made there choice to have him as leader, he was nominated and the people spoke, he was give the Green Light, so before u speak and sound like a fool, get your information correct. i understand why your so bitter, imagine the DLP has a bounch of Educated Men and after 13yrs all they can account for is Roads and a stadium and if have a degree and thats all you can produce in 13yrs i will make my chances with the man who has common sense. and DC if Your not in dominica to contribute to our development best advice stay out of our business. WORKERSSSSSSS

      • Irma Francois
        September 12, 2013

        you catch flies with honey not vinegar my friend

      • Mie
        September 13, 2013

        You are being fooled my friend. Roads are MAJOR development. Stadiums, running water for the entire population,elecricity, fisheries complexes, hotels, geothermal plants, coffee processing plants, abbatoirs, education development, new college campuses, schools, police stations, scholarships, ict training centers etc. etc. ALL MAJOR DEVELOPMENT.

    • Asterix
      September 12, 2013

      @DC: The same goes to you…….. Although we live in an English speaking country it is apparent that the language is beyond the comprehension of people like you. For your enlightenment I will quote the relevant part of the opposition leader’s comments“We are minded to support your nominee for president providing that she meets the qualifying criteria as outlined in the Constitution,” The qualifying criteria spoken of is in keeping with the constitution and has absolutely nothing to do with a CV. No one has questioned the academic qualifications of the new nominee yet you guys always try to spin things with your politically biased and warped minds with perpetuating untruths and innuendos.

  37. Quality items?
    September 12, 2013

    In Dominica you need to work hard and let them jokers run their mouth about politics.In the end everyone just want their personal handout.

  38. Roy Patat
    September 12, 2013

    Sir from d time you became Leader of the Opposition your seem to have turn an artist – just drawing salary every month!!!

    Well for your information D lady well qualify and doh try and cut no ranks on your former school principal because she had put you in detention and use to tell you how to fix you shirt in your pants and that if you wearing black belt you should have black shoe.

    The requirements are as follows:

    1. She was born in the Commonwealth of Dominica and have no green card and no allegiance to another country like Eddo have to Barbados since wife is from Barbados.

    2. D Lady pass d minimum age of 40 years

    3. D Lady understands the Public Service and all d SROs.

    4. D Lady is a member of Carnival Corner and all of us expect to see d lady in her band doing d usual slow motion dance always well dignified.

    5. D Lady is a member of St. Alphonsus Choir and can sing well.

    6. D Lady is a member of National Chorale and has never missed an Independence Celebration singing her heart and soul for love of country. And by d way we expect members of the National Chorale to get well deserved meritorious service award!!!! You cannot stop dat.

    7. D Lady can read English very well – any document given to her to read even if she did not prepare it herself!!!!

    8. Dominica expects Lady Lafond’s platform to be education – her first love and all school children expecting a visit and all little girls and boys going and do their school work well for when D Lady come and visit their School we know she going and call them to read. And that will be a good thing.

    9. As a former Senior Public Servant you should know all her Assets cause it with d IPO and she still have two more years to declare Assets so have no fear!!!

    10. Oh and by d way D Lady has seen plenty politicians come and go and has advised plenty Ministers of Education and she know about instrument and what instrument required to appoint and disappoint a Prime Minister and a Leader of Opposition.

    • Anonymous
      September 12, 2013

      By the way when last did you hear or see the National Chorale perform? Lol.

      But much love to Ma Lafond – Big up Saint Alphonsus Parish!!!

    • Anonymous
      September 12, 2013

      You do realize that Mr. John spoke of the constitutional requirements right? Is there anything wrong in him saying that?

      • September 12, 2013

        They can’t think that far :-D

    • Tee
      September 12, 2013

      Straight talk. Well said.

      “President Jennifer Wallace Lafond” has a lovely resounding ring to it. Congratulations Lady Lafond!

    • ........
      September 12, 2013

      Why are you attacking Hector for simply following the rules of the constitution? Did you see him indicate he has any issues personal or otherwise with her? Some of you are just hell bent on destruction then blame others. So what if she told him about his uniform, wasn’t that her job, you should learn a thing or two from her about reading and understanding before jumping and running your fingers. If Eddison wife is from Barbados that automatically makes him have allegiance to Barbados, then that would mean thousands of Dominicans at home and abroad you are married to foreigners have allegiance to those countries or islands! jackass

      • WHO VEX VEX
        September 12, 2013

        You write dat there like u was in tears.
        i was reading dat the way u wanted it to be read ,:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: SLOW N SAD

      • octo
        September 12, 2013

        The constitution requires consultation between the PM and Leader of Opposition and not Interview and CV or resume’.

      • Anonymous
        September 12, 2013

        What you know about constitution, parrot?????

    • But but but
      September 12, 2013

      Are you dumb? Doesn’t he have a right to conduct matters the way our constitution asks? The man is just doing what he is supposed to do. Consultation MUST take place! Consultation does not mean sending anyone a letter. There is a process that has to occur.

      Ignorant Dominicans get me so upset!

    • St. Joe Massive
      September 12, 2013

      some of us just cant read and understand

    • Irma Francois
      September 12, 2013

      she passes with flying colours go lady go

  39. support
    September 12, 2013

    I support strongly this nominee. Mrs lafond is a woman if integrity and intelligence. She is a wonderful individual and has the skill to bring people together amicably. I think she will do a wonderful jb and she will meet the requirements for president.

    Congratulations Mrs Lafond. May God bless you richly.

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